West Briton

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West Briton

n.
1. A native of the western part of Great Britain, especially Cornwall.
2. Offensive A native Irishman or Irishwoman whose sympathies lie toward England: "To say you'd write for a rag like that. I didn't think you were a West Briton" (James Joyce).

West British adj.
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His family were Castle Catholics, that lost tribe of Roman Catholics who were loyal to the Crown, Unionist in politics, and who frequently served the British Empire at home or overseas.
The world of southern Unionism was being supplanted by a new political order, which would leave many Castle Catholics like Starkie isolated.